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Members of the long-lasting, cult-like organization known as Arachnophobia who follow Arachne Gorgon in their quest to supplant the DWMA.


Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN), Stefano Brusa (IT)

Giriko is a Demon Weapon and an ally to the witch Arachne. He lives for fighting and destruction, and takes the form of a chainsaw in weapon form.

  • Armed Legs: His favourite method of fighting is to run sawblades along his legs and kick with them.
  • Ax-Crazy: More and more as the series goes on.
  • Body Surf: While waiting for Arachne to return he hid in the village of the golem-makers, had children, and swapped his memories with them before his current body died.
  • Blood Knight: He literally dies from his soul exploding because it couldn't contain 800 years of pent-up bloodlust anymore.
  • Chainsaw Good: He is the chainsaw.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • At first he appears to be this to Justin Law up until Justin's Face–Heel Turn. An argument could also be made that he's the evil counterpart of either Spirit or more recently Soul.
    • Both Soul and Giriko have jagged teeth, Anime Hair, an insane amount of loyalty toward one person, and some form of attraction toward Maka. For Giriko, it manifests itself in extreme Foe Yay and eventually Les Yay. For Soul, it comes in the form of a weird but extremely loyal friendship and various amounts of Ship Tease.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: Has been taking over the bodies of his descendants for centuries to stay alive.
  • Gender Bender: Since his latest kid was a girl he had no choice but to transport his mind into her, effectively changing genders. He finds this pretty annoying, though he dies permanently not long after.
  • The Hedonist: He drinks in every other chapter, he's lazy as sin, and he acts touchy-feely with the teenage girl he's attempting to massacre.
  • Immortality: He may have been able to swap bodies and memories to remain alive, but 800 years of pent-up bloodlust does NOT have its benefits to the soul.
  • Immortality Immorality: Implanting your memories into your artificially created children? More than a little bit creepy, and definitely not ethical.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: The longer his fight goes on with Maka, the more it descends into this. It gets to the point that you could replace "chainsaw" with "penis" and it would make just as much sense.
  • Jerkass: There is nothing pleasant about this guy.
  • Karmic Death: Giriko's sole desire in life, to unleash his bloodlust that was pent-up for 800 years, becomes his downfall when his soul is unable to withstand it any longer and EXPLODES.
  • Master Race: Subverted in that he works with witches and he's a human/weapon (also he's quite lazy when it comes to Arachnophobia's world domination plans), but the amount of hatred he possesses for Mosquito and other weapons is jarring. The only other weapon he has , or rather, had any respect for is Justin, due to Justin being an autonomous weapon as well. Amongst telling him to "Know your place", The abuse he screams at Soul in their fight in the Eibon chapter of Sloth as he's sawing into Soul's torso is palpable with his complete and utter contempt of weapons who need meisters.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Towards Arachne.
  • Not So Different: A Deathscythe-level bladed weapon who's almost suicidally devoted to a woman much more powerful/skilled/smarter than he is, with jagged teeth... Wait, are we talking about Giriko and Arachne, or Soul and Maka?
  • Partial Transformation: He's only ever seen in full chainsaw form once. All other times he only grows sawblades along his body to fight with.


Voiced by: Takashi Inagaki (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN), Giorgio Lopez (IT)

Mosquito is Arachne's butler. His appearance is a short old man with a large pointy nose which is used to suck the blood out of a victim.


Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP), Robert McCollum (EN), Luca Ward (IT)

A samurai with a soul so strong that it counts for ninety-nine souls by itself. Black Star was about to take his soul but stopped when he saw how Mifune was protecting the young witch, Angela. He acts like a big brother or even a father to Angela. Once Arachnophobia is reformed Mifune starts working for them in exchange for protection for Angela.

  • Anti-Villain: Though he did join Arachnophobia, slaughter more than a dozen DWMA military staff, and serve as a warrior-for-hire by crime families in the past, his soul is still displayed with a blue "good" hue and he only seeks to protect Angela from the DWMA witch persecutions.
  • Badass Normal: When you consider that he isn't a Meister or Weapon, his feats are even more impressive. Not only does he hand Black Star his ass often, but has fought on even footing with Sid, who was using a Death Scythe.
  • Badass and Child Duo: The badass to Angela's child.
  • Blade Spam: One of Mifune's techniques is a very unique take on this trope. He'll use a sword and slice it into his opponent (or smack it in place if he uses the back end) and leaves it in place. He'll repeat this process as many times as he wishes. After his victim is covered in swords, Mifune will use yet another sword to physically strike the other weapons, causing all of them to reverb and strike the victim again.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His supernatural skill with the sword and superhuman physical prowess are implied to be the result of hard work and training, which makes him an impressive rarity in the series since he doesn't use any Weapons, is not a Meister, nor is a user of magic, but can keep up or surpass many who use the former.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When it comes to combat, the man is ruthless. Whether it be breaking fingers mid sword clash, jamming fingers into an enemy's wounds, slashing through the bottom of an opponent's feet, or attacking an opponent when they're down, Mifune employs any tactics he can to win.
  • Disappears into Light: His death in the manga.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Despite not being Japanese, he considers himself one.
  • Field of Blades: Creates one of these as part of his attack style. It's called "Infinite Sword Style" for a reason.
  • Friend to All Children: His primary motivation. Just in case, y'know, him being an Anti-Villain wasn't clear enough.
  • I Let You Win: Blatantly done with Mifune in his first fight with Black Star due to his tendency to hold back when fighting children. The first fight was ended when he was caught off-guard and held back due to Black Star being a child, while the second fight ended when he utterly decimated Black Star when he took him more seriously but still sparing his life due to not liking to hurt children.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: All of Mifune's weapons are katanas.
  • Master Swordsman: Thanks to his style, he can take advantage of his many blades in countless ways, even using them as projectiles or stepping stones.
  • Meaningful Name: Toshiro Mifune was a prolific Japanese actor with a wide range of roles, though many of his most iconic were ronin and samurai.
  • Occidental Otaku: Word of God is that Mifune is actually one of these since he is actually a foreigner who is a strong admirer of both samurais and ninjas, eventually working to become a legendary one himself. Mifune isn't even his real name, but a name he chose due to his admiration of samurais, hence the Meaningful Name entry.
  • Oral Fixation: A straw.
  • Simultaneous Blade Spam: Mifune can do this with his "infinite sword style" moves. Not only can he trap his opponent by pinning them down with some of his many swords but he can make each sword strike multiple times by making them vibrate.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike in the manga, he survives his battle with Black Star, pulls a Heel–Face Turn, and possible becomes a teacher for the DWMA in the anime.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Black*Star.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Although he feels free to fight one if needed, he avoids seriously injurying them. He eventually makes an exception for Black*Star once he accepts him as a genuine opponent he can't hold back against.
  • You Killed My Father: Anime only, in which he is responsible for killing Black*Star's father, White Star. Subverted in that not only does Black*Star not kill him, he holds no grudge against Mifune for that specifically, as he knows his father deserved what was coming to him.

    Fisher King 

One of Arachnophobia's assassins, a rather ditzy evil human who wears an equally odd orange deep-sea diving suit. He is sent to take the Eternal Spring from the Runaway Express, and fights Kid over it with his hook firing cannon.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Hooks.
  • Ambiguously Human: If you didn't know he was an evil human you'd probably assume this. His body moves in such a way that one could think he was a balloon monster.his whole body even looks like it deflated when he dies by Sid's hand, despite being shot in the abdomen a little while earlier by Kid and still moving that way.
  • Assassin Outclassin': He's distinctly referred to as an assassin by Kid, but seems to be an Informed Attribute, as he's only sent to get the Eternal Spring and is never shown hunting somebody down.
  • Blood from Every Orifice: After he is killed by Sid, blood is seen coming out of an eyehole of his mask, since this eyehole is facing up, its unlikely that it is runoff from his forehead (where he got stabbed with the knife).
  • The Ditz: He disconnects the trains cars to stop Kid from advancing, but jumps to avoid Mizune's bombs...landing right next to kid on the train cars he just disconnected. It takes him about half a minute to realize his mistake.
  • The Faceless: His face is never ever seen under that mask.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: what his weapon doubles as, though its more of a grappling hook cannon.
  • Hand Cannon: one that fires giant fishing hooks, no less.
  • His Name Is...: While he does reveal that Death and Eibon were associates, he's killed by Sid before he can reveal to Kid who exactly Eibon was.
  • Jiggle Physics: Whenever he moves fast, his entire suit jiggles about
  • Laughably Evil: Fisher is EXTREMELY hard to take seriously until he drops his goofy attitude to reveal Eibon's connection to Death.
  • Outside-Context Problem: He's a scuba diver assassin on a train speeding through the desert.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: his voice becomes calm and serious when he reveals that Death and Eibon were partners in some way at some point, the shift is quite jarring considering how eccentric Fisher was up until then.


Evil Humans / Kishin Eggs

Humans whose souls have been so thoroughly corrupted by their own evil that Lord Death as judged them to be threats to society and lets his students hunt them down. In the anime, some of these enemies have eaten souls to gain the same evil, perverting their souls into "Kishin eggs."


Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN), Roberto Certomà (IT)

A demon blade called the Uncanny Sword. Also Tsubaki's estranged older brother, he resented her for being a more gifted weapon than he.

    Jack the Ripper 

A power-hungry Evil Human serial killer, Jack is the first character introduced in the series. Fights with long metal claws attached to his arms.

  • Ambiguously Human: Jack barely resembles a human after consuming souls.
  • Bald of Evil: Is balding, with hair on either side of his head.
  • Body Horror: The entirety of the front of his face is stitched on, and his body is twisted due to soul consumption.
  • Bondage Is Bad: His outfit invokes this to a safe-for-work degree.
  • Call-Back: later on in the anime, Maka is shown to wear slippers with his face on them.
  • Fan Disservice: He barely has anything on.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Subverted, His brutal act of cutting a woman's torso open is shown in shadows on the alley walls. However the freshly-bleeding body is still seen after the act has been done.
  • Obviously Evil: He doesn't even try to be subtle.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Best seen right before his attack, and when he licks his claws.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Compared to many other characters, he's really outclassed, but had the deadly potential to become a Kishin. Its implied that he was extremely close to this point when Maka confronted him.
  • Serial Killer: It's a distinct title of his.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: How he's finished off.
  • Starter Villain: The first Evil Human introduced and actually the very first character to appear on-screen and in-manga.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Evil Humans generally don't do much in terms of strategy, preferring straight-forward attacking. in the anime at least, Jack had no strategy, but has agility, speed, and raw power would've made him a much greater threat if Maka had had less experience when she went after him.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: As a general rule, Evil Humans generally want to eat more souls so they can get more power.

     Sonson J. 

An evil human in Florence, Italy, who carries a knife and wears a bag over his head. Killed people who went to Emerald Cove.

  • Ax-Crazy: What little characterization he has is envy and childish whining that Demon Weapons and the Meisters who wield them get to kill as many people as they please wehnever they please. This is in spite of the fact that they only kill Evil Humans who have become monsters on their path to becoming Kishin.
  • Flat Character: He really wasn't given enough time in either the anime or the manga, to establish much characterization.
  • In a Single Bound: He can jump extremely high, evidenced when he attacks Maka.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: He falls victim to this.
  • Shout-Out: To Jason Voorhees, what with the Machete, the 13 on his back and the fact that he kills people who come to a cove.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He sobs that Demon Weapons and Meisters as a whole get to kill as they please. Maka is quick to point out this is not the case after beating him.

     Evil Monk Rasputin 

An evil human monk who appears briefly when Maka gets back to collecting souls.

  • Badass Beard: Shaped like a cross, no less.
  • Badass Boast: Claims to be very resilient, which is immediately followed by him being cut in two.
  • Implacable Man: Claims he is, but averted.
  • Rasputinian Death: Despite what he's based on, he doesn't suffer this kind of fate. He does mention that not even bullets hurt him, which is not only a homage to the original Rasputin's mythical near invulnerability, but also ironic considering his real-life counterpart died easily via gunshot.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Seems to be a reoccurring theme with Maka's fights.



An evil human mobster leader who believes a Witch's soul will make him and his gang unstoppable. He escapes his initial encounter to go after Angela Leon.

  • The Don: Of a small Evil Human Mafia. We're introduced to him and his goons chowing down on a fancy dinner of Souls.
  • Shout-Out: Not only to the actual Al Capone, but to Alcatraz Federal Prison, judged by the way his name is spelled.

     Master Thief, Lupin 

An Evil Human who steals souls. He's encountered by Death the Kid in his first appearance, but escapes while Kid, Patty, and Liz distract each other with their bickering.

     Frey D. Sadoko 

An evil human that kills people by making them listen to a cursed word, which allows her to kill them in their dreams. Attacks with her long nails.

Great Old Ones

The Great Old Ones are five, immensely powerful god-like beings, each of whom preside over a particular form of Madness with their Wavelength, which is born from their very existence.


Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Troy Baker (EN), Luca Dal Fabbro (IT)

The legendary sword used by heroes and kings. In spite of his immense powers, Excalibur hardly ever has a meister because no one can put up with his unbearably grating, loudmouthed, egomaniac personality. He usually resides in a cave full of fairies, who also can't stand him.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can cut through Dimensions; just one reason why he's called THE most powerful weapon in the setting
  • Awesome, but Impractical: He is the most powerful weapon in the setting. He can synchronize his soul wavelength with anyone, but he's so immensely annoying that no one can stand being near him.
  • Brick Joke: In one of the tales about his past, he managed to get Watson arrested. Later, when watching a Sherlock Holmes movie, he again accuses Watson of being guilty. Watson, on screen, panics after being accused.
  • Captain Ersatz: Excalibur's character design comes straight out of The Moomins.
  • Catchphrase: Several times, he starts with "My legend began in/dates back to the 12th century" to then say a bunch of random stuff that has nothing to do with his legend, leaving everyone who listens annoyed.
  • Catchphrase Insult: He almost never can say even one sentence without yelling "BAKAME/FOOL!"
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He tells long stories that go nowhere and end without warning, his list of rules are baffling, and he'll randomly say "BAKA". According to the anime, he was a lot more coherent in King Arthur's day and also had a cool beard. Apparently his sanity is directly proportional to his amount of facial hair. He also has a tendency to stare at insects as they cross his path, sometimes stopping what he's doing to walk over to one. Before calling it a fool.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Towards to the end of the anime, he gives out some info during the fight against Asura and calls Azusa on fighting Asura without a meister... in between being a Cloud Cuckoolander of the nth degree.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Gives Asura a talking to about honor and emotions in the anime. Asura doesn't seem to mind too much; his response to being called a fool is "aw, I missed you too."
  • Difficult, but Awesome: For those who can put up with his quirks, the rewards are worth it. A certain meister aside, everyone who has been able to tolerate him ends up going down in legends for a reason.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He's one of the five remaining Great Old Ones, beings so powerful and mighty, their mere presence induces madness. His specialty is Madness through Rage; he spreads madness by infuriating people and driving literally mad with anger through his quirks and pride (but like Shinigami, appears to control it instead of causing widespread inducement of wrath.) The cover spread of chapter 77 possibly shows him alongside Shinigami, Asura, Eibon and The Great Old One of Power, all of whom are confirmed eldritch horrors (second from the left).
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Meisters who go through the effort of seeking him out will be thrown off by his rather bizarre appearance.
  • Fearless Fool: He's the only one who isn't afraid of Asura's power. Justified since he is that powerful himself, thus subverting the 'Fool' aspect.
  • The Gadfly: He riles up almost anyone to rage with his quirks, pride and just endless bizarre traits. Given he represents Madness Through Rage, this is not surprising and he can be be quite civil when need be.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: It's lampshaded by Black☆Star that he's naked beneath the waist.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Whether you love Excalibur or hate him, words cannot describe how hilarious this is, immediately followed by this. And before you ask, that is Black Star.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Is the most powerful weapon in existence... if you're willing to take his absurd crap. Some of the known abilities he grants his wielder are Heavenly Wings, light speed movement, and the ability to slash everything with gigantic explosions of golden fire. When Liz used him (briefly) in the Book of Eibon, he was able to cut a large hole through another dimension.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Don't talk with him; he will steam roll you with an endless barrage of stories and rules and "FOOL!"
    • If you watch the episode where he talks about doing detective work with Sherlock Holmes, the wallpaper, pictures, and background are filled of images of him.
  • Jerkass: He's so friggin annoying it makes sense why the only people who can wield him are called heroes. King Arthur must've been a saint.
    • Possibly why he was (possibly) kicked out of England and found in a rock inside a cave, at the top of a waterfall... with faries.
  • Large Ham: Picking Takehito Koyasu for his Japanese voice role and Troy Baker for his English couldn't possibly have been unintentional. Yes, they overact like hell and obviously had fun doing it.
  • The Long List: Any meister who wants to wield him must obey a 1,000 rule list and he will recite them in a random order if you ask (or if you don't ask but are nearby.) In his first appearance, Excalibur was willing to cut his list of 1,000 requirements down to 800 in return for being wielded as a weapon by Kid or Star. Presumably, a sufficiently persuasive Meister could negotiate him down to something manageable. In the Book of Eibon he was willing to lend his power to good guys with no requirements (in the Eibon Chapter Pride, they were too proud to accept his offer).
  • Multiple-Choice Past: The only concrete things are the people who have wielded him and went on to become legends. As for the rest, it jumps all over the place.
  • No-Sell: In the anime, he is completely unfazed by the shockwaves of Asura and Death's battle. Even Asura's direct attack that leaves Azusa, Spirit, and Kid battered has no visible effect on him.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity:
    • Hinted at during the Battle on the Moon arc. His interactions with Shinigami regarding his apparent death as a result of Kid becoming a full Shinigami at least show he's capable of carrying a normal, serious conversation.
    • Considering he was pretty serious during King Arthur's time, he seems capable of reigning in his quirks. Alternately, his quirks exist because he is a Great Old One, powerful beings who's mere existence causes madness! Specifically, the Madness Through Rage. Makes sense that he tends to piss off everyone who meets him...
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Defied Trope. Everyone can wield the ultimate legendary sword. The problem is no one can wield him for very long, because Excalibur's personality is so unbearably irritating and egotistical, he drives his partners insane.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Moments such as when the gang needs his abilities in the Book of Eibon, or Shinigami-sama needs someone on the level to be there for Kid after he dies show he may well buckle down when necessary and can actually stop being annoying for a while.
    • Offered Spartoi his services no strings attached and seriously when they needed to save Kid. Unfortunately, being in the Pride chapter, they refused.
  • Phrase Catcher: "SO ANNOYING!"
  • Power Gives You Wings: One of the powers a meister gets when wielding Excalibur are a pair of wings made of light capable of flight.
  • Pride: He is well aware of how powerful, legendary, etc he is. Ironic that in the Chapter of Pride, HE was humble enough to offer his services without rules.
  • Public Domain Artifact:
    • "Excalibur" is from Arthurian lore and so is centuries old.
    • The anime shows that as well as having been the Excalibur, he was also present for at least one Sherlock Holmes case (where he gets Watson arrested as the murderer), as well as having been Tony from West Side Story. Given his status as a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, this Backstory is obviously questionable.
  • Random Events Plot: All his stories about his past. Any attempt to connect the events he describes to each other, or to some kind of point or theme, is utterly futile.
  • Ret-Canon: The "Excalibur Song" was originally made for a filler episode in the anime. It eventually found its way into the manga, where Excalibur was able to torment even more people with it.
  • Running Gag: The 'I-Have-Met-Excalibur' face.
  • Secret Test of Character: Almost every question that comes out of his mouth is a Secret Test of Character...that only makes sense to him.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Inverted. He comes back for the climax in the anime, despite everyone's (both villain and hero) best attempts at ignoring him. In the manga, he invites himself to witness the climax with Shinigami at Death Academy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Even for his power, he's full of himself. He barely lets other people talk near him.
  • Smug Super: He brags quite a lot, but has every ounce of the power needed to back up his claims. Enough to elevate the worst meister in the school to three-star status simply for wielding him (though the partnership didn't last). Furthermore, he's a being of the same nature as Shinigami, it's really not surprising his ego is so inflated.
  • Super Prototype: In Chapter 99, Shinigami himself revealed that Eibon based his research on making the Demon Weapons using Excalibur, no matter how much Eibon would deny it.
  • Talkative Loon: The singing... and dancing... and never shutting up...
  • Talking Weapon: To everyone's horror he talks and talks and talks regardless of what form he's in.

    Kishin Asura

Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Chris Patton (EN), Roberto Certomà (IT)

The strongest and most dangerous antagonist in Soul Eater, as well as the Big Bad for the entire series and the first demon god. He was supposedly once human, a meister and Death's apprentice who ate his own weapon partner after going insane with fear. Before the start of the series, he was defeated by Shinigami-sama and imprisoned. However he is eventually released and begins to spread "madness" throughout the world.

  • Adaptational Wimp: The anime version is considerably much weaker than in the manga. In the anime, Maka, Black Star and Death The Kid put a good fight and he was defeated by Maka, even after he already managed to defeat Shinigami and consume Arachne's soul. In the manga, even after Soul became a Death Scythe, Black Star went Beyond the Impossible to become a god-like fighter, Maka controlled the Black Blood and wielded her Death Scythe father, and Kid ascended as the new Lord Death, they could not defeat Asura and Crona knew, since he will exist as long fear exists, the only they could defeat him was to seal him in the moon... for a while.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Death the Kid.
  • And Then What?: Subverted in the anime. Excalibur asks him what he intends to do after filling the world with his madness. Asura replies that madness is enough for the world.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: To Shinigami.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: represents the madness of terror.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Shinigami and the whole Academy, in particular the Spartoi unit.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Crona reveals that as long as there is intelligent life, there will always be fear. Because Asura is the embodiment of madness caused by terror, the presence of life means his presence will always remain no matter how hard they try to eliminate him. Thus the best they can do is make him Sealed Evil in a Can again, but hopefully more effective this time.
  • Ax-Crazy: Seems quite happy to slaughter a bunch of kids, namely Maka, Death The Kid and Black Star.
  • Bandaged Face: Despite not covering any injuries, Asura's fear of everything leads him to cover up his face in bandages whenever he gets the chance. Like much of his characterization, this emphasizes his unstable and insane nature.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Justified when he was first revived, since he hadn't finished putting his skin back on yet, meaning his shape wasn't fully formed.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Although he spends much of the series as a background villain, he's always number one on Shibusen's hit list and they are always trying to locate and stop him, even while dealing with other immediate threats, such as Arachne, or Noah. Medusa also has great sway on the plot and they both cause a huge threat to Shibusen.
  • Bishounen: He can be quite pretty when not making Nightmare Faces.
  • Bishounen Line: In the Anime, after fighting his giant self, Asura turns back into his more human form, though with the same light blue skin as his previous form.
  • Body Horror: Not only was he skinned alive and kept within his flayed flesh for hundreds of years but he can also stretch his skin and use it to form bandages around himself like clothing.
  • Breath Weapon: Thanks to swallowing his weapon partner, Vajra. He can also naturally summon them with his instant runes as well.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Death the Kid's Abel.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: It was stated several times he devoured his weapon partner and can use his powers because of it.
  • Collapsible Helmet: Played with. His face is wrapped up frequently, but the fabric/skin often opens up to show his face.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Maybe.The most nasty attacks from Black Star and Maka blades just made him laugh.
  • The Corrupter: Asura creates an army of clowns and has them corrupt people such as Justin.
  • Cowardly Lion: Villainous example. Even though Shinigami is the only character who can match him, he still retreats to the moon and doesn't fight himself until all his minions are killed. He is filled with the madness of Fear, after all.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Has dryly mocked Shinigami and Kid a couple of times.
      Asura: So courageous, you're making me quiver...
    • And with Excalibur in the anime as well when getting scolded.
      Asura: Aww, I missed you too.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the manga his goals are thwarted and he's back to being Sealed Evil in a Can, but is technically alive so long as human fear exist. In the anime he unambiguously died.
  • Dissonant Serenity:
    • Especially in the anime, he can be creepily calm at times. He doesn't even bat an eyelid at Shinigami's threats to skin him alive again.
    • His only response to Noah going One-Winged Angel and impaling him like a bug on a pin is to bemusedly ask why the latter is "poking" him.
  • Dissonant Laughter: Being hit by Shinigami Chop and sent crashing in the ground,bleeding? Just laugh.Being slashed multiple times by Black Star special move and then bleeding for it? Just laugh. Being nearly bisected and then sealed by Maka and Chrona?Just laughs and mocks the heroes. This guy is really nuts.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Asura is defeated in the anime because he cannot comprehend the concept of courage.
  • Eviler Than Thou: In the manga Crona absorbs him completely. But once their resolve starts to waver, Asura's madness overwhelms Crona, reversing the absorption.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His red eyes have white details over the iris to give the appearance of additional vertical eyes inside of his regular ones.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Not on your hands, your forehead, your hair, and especially not inside your normal eyes!
  • Fate Worse than Death: Having your skin ripped off and turned into a bag with which to seal your soul for all eternity. No wonder he's even crazier when he comes out.
  • Feels No Pain: Maybe. He says that he doesn't fear pain, so it can't affect him. He barely flinches from being stabbed repeatedly and almost cut in half by Maka's scythe.
  • Freak Out: His original one was what caused him to become the first Kishin.
  • Giggling Villain: Extremely high-pitched and disturbing.
  • Go Out with a Smile: A gleefully evil grin but still a smile nonetheless.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The most powerful antagonist in the series, with all the other villains wanting him for one reason or the other. Until the Battle on the Moon arc, he rarely gets any screen time and is only briefly seen in flashbacks, or mentioned at all. But he still remains a major threat.
  • Good Hurts Evil: Inverted. In the anime Maka uses Anti-Demon Wavelength, a wavelength that can destroy evil, which was capable of killing Medusa, and failed. This is because Asura was being driven by madness, not by malice or sadism like Medusa. Insane people cannot be considered completely evil because they are not completely in control of their thoughts and judgment and thus do not act according to the concepts of good and evil.
  • Guyliner: Whether it's makeup or just his natural eyes, they have this effect.
  • Healing Factor: Due to the Black Blood, he can regrow whole limbs in the anime, though it seems to be pretty painful. He also likely can do this on his own.
  • Humanoid Abomination:
    • Despite appearing human, he is one of eight "Great Old Ones", representing "the madness of terror." His very presence causes horrible death-filled hallucinations, can create violent weather, and even warp reality in distorted ways.
    • In the finale, he is revealed to be a fragment of Shinigami, just like his "younger brother" Death the Kid. Specifically, he is all of Shinigami's fear.
  • Humans Are Insects: In the manga, he constantly refers to Maka as scum for being a weaker human.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A vajra that fires laser beams?
  • Informed Attribute: Despite being noted as a "scaredy cat", Asura is unnervingly serene most of the time and seems to not worry when openly mocking Lord Death in his face. Keep in mind he knows he is more than willing to skin him alive again.
  • Instant Runes: Summons them by clapping his hands.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When he's onscreen... the comedy STOPS.
  • Limp and Livid: His default way of moving, although it's explained by the fact that he has to learn to walk all over again. By the end of the anime he's standing upright.
  • Living Macguffin: Especially in the manga, where the other three Big Bads (Medusa, Archne, and Noah) are all trying to find and control him to use his madness for their own ends. On his own, Asura simply fled and hid on the Moon and took no action until other people came to attack/control him.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: His reaction to Maka's bloodcurdling scream as he crushes her ribs certainly gives this impression.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Pulls one on Kid, bluntly telling him the darker side of his family tree, not to mention father. Needless to say, Kid is not amused.
    Asura: What a stupid younger brother, you shouldn't have decided to become a true Shinigami.
    Kid: Just now... what did you say? ...I'm your little brother?
  • Mad God: The embodiment of all Madness of Terror.
  • Meaningful Name: "Asura" are minor Buddhist gods, associated with violence and mad desire.
  • Mood-Swinger: He can be composed and polite on one minute and then on the next one he starts laughing like the maniac he truly is. Curiously, he acts in a more cool and sane way while he doesn't hide his face with his mask.
  • Mook Maker: His madness is able to endlessly produce Clowns.
  • Multicolored Hair: Similar to Death The Kid, his brother.
  • No-Sell: Everybody's attacks are rendered useless against him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: After Shibusen destroys his Clown army with the help of the witches, Asura causes a mass hallucination that blankets the Moon, causing everyone to go temporarily insane. When it is dispelled by Maka, it is revealed that he is literally inches away from Sid's face.
  • Not Quite Dead: In the manga, after what appears to be the buildup to a massive battle royale with Crona, he is unceremoniously sucked into Crona's Mad Blood attack and absorbed completely. But when Crona has a breakdown in the face of Maka and her father's familial bond, the Kishin overwhelms Crona from within.
  • Not So Different: A pale, emaciated, extremely anthrophobic, insane person who betrayed Shibusen, has Black Blood, has a weapon inside their own body, and is "allergic to rules". Are we talking about Asura or Crona?
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Some sort of chanting always plays just before he uses Vajra or his beams in the anime.
  • One-Man Army: Remember the trouble Maka had to beat Blair and even Stein had difficulty in facing Medusa? Asura was capable of slaughtering large groups of witches by himself. And this was before turning into a Kishin.
  • One-Winged Angel: His giant True Kishin form in the anime. Although from there he reverts back into an even more powerful human shape. Averted in the manga.
  • Overarching Villain: Although spending much of the plot as the Greater-Scope Villain with Medusa as The Heavy, containing and later stopping Asura after he is freed, is the primary objective of the DWMA.
  • The Paranoiac: According to Lord Death, Asura was like a "huge ball of paranoia", always wearing between five or six layers of clothes. While he was the strongest of the Eight Shinigami Legions, he was always afraid of something and sought power, till the point he started hunting for souls and ate his own partner, who he was terrified of.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Potent madness wavelength, extremely deadly beams from Vajra, and being a Great Old One puts him in this category.
  • Physical God: Being a Mad God , it's not surprise. The only one that can match him is Lord Death himself.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He was a fragment of Lord Death that he ripped out, who then learned from and then betrayed him.
  • Reactive Continuous Scream: With Eruka when he first opened his eyes mere inches from her face.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the anime he gives one to Shinigami (while beating each other to a pulp) and another to Maka.
    • In the manga he gives one to Shibusen and the witches, surprisingly similar to the one he gave Maka in the anime. He states that the madness his presence causes was really there all along beneath the mask of order, he simply brought it to the surface.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Anywhere he inhabits for a long enough time becomes this, resembling a bizarre shrine covered in talismans and chains.
  • Satanic Archetype: Asura was created by the series Big Good (and Top God) Shinigami-Sama/Lord Death as a means of creating the perfect world (both in creating a warrior to fight the forces of evil as well as a way of purging himself of his own fears). Asura then betrayed him and was punished by being banished into a less destructive form beneath him, but is still able to influence others subconsciously, complete with his own line of worshippers. He also has a motif of threes, not unlike the Devil (who had three sets of wings and three faces) in Dante's Inferno.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Can function as an actual weapon. Plus they're made of his own super-stretchy, impervious skin.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a bag. Now in the moon courtesy of Crona's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Sigil Spam: His three-eyed pattern shows up a lot to show his madness wavelength is at work.
  • Slasher Smile: Not with great regularity, but being madness incarnate and all it's no surprise how well he can pull them off when he wants to.
  • Third Eye: His main motif. Appropriate considering the Buddhist theme. It may also be a shout-out to Atsuhi Ookubo's former Big Bad, Emine the Hakutaku.
  • Übermensch: Anime-only, from his "Reason You Suck" Speech to Shinigami in episode 48, he can be seen as this.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: To Death the Kid.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • He's so paranoid and fearful that he has these at the drop of a hat, but his one at the end of the anime was a topper.
    • Inverted with his defeat in the manga, as rather than terrified, he's not impressed that he managed to be sealed away again, proclaiming that he'll one day return.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: When using Vajra. The beam is even powerful enough to wound Lord Death if it hits directly.
  • Wham Line: To Death the Kid in Chapter 107: "Stupid little brother."


Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN)

The mysterious creator of BREW, the Eternal Spring, and the Book of Eibon, among other demon tools. Eibon was one of Shinigami's eight warriors, alongside Asura. Not much else is known about him.

    The Great Old One of Power 
The abomination sealed with Noah's Book of Eibon. It can give power at the cost of one's sanity, similar to the effects of Black Blood.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It's a massive, inky black mass, and only very vaguely humanoid. So it seems safe to say that Atshushi is justified in this case.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Represents the madness of power.
  • Eldritch Abomination: See for yourself. Also, see what it calls itself.
  • It's All My Fault: It states that the Great Old Ones' very existence influenced madness and that they were ultimately responsible for the madness that was Asura.
  • Cthulhumanoid: He was based on Cthulhu and was appears to be his whole body is very vaguely humanoid.
  • No Name Given: He only refers himself as one of the Great Old Ones.
  • Power at a Price: As stated above, he can give people power at the cost of their sanity, throwing them into madness.
  • Secret Test of Character: To what end no one knows, but exposing Kid and Black*Star to madness was meant to be beneficial to them.
  • The Reveal: "''Fragment of the Madness of Law... Fragment... of Shinigami."
  • Sealed Evil in a Can/Sealed Good in a Can: Though reasons for how and why aren't clear, it seems to be existing within the Book of Eibon and though it starts out antagonizing, its alliance is ultimately sort of ambiguous.
    • It's also staying there by choice, for its own vague reasons, and has the power to get out any time.

Noah's Group

An entourage formed by the titular mage possessing the mysterious Book of Eibon, following the destruction of Arachnophobia.


Seemingly the third Big Bad of the series, Noah originally appeared to work for Arachne, until it's revealed that his true goal is to use the Book of Eibon to absorb and "collect" everything, which he feels in essence would make him "everything".

  • Ambiguously Brown: And apparently no biological heritage to speak of.
  • Artificial Human: After he gets killed, the "Table Of Contents" in the Book of Eibon reveals he was a manifestation of the Greed chapter, called a "statue." Another one is sent out, this time of the Wrath chapter.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His personal magic revolves around caterpillars and centipedes. On Nightmare Fuel.
  • The Collector: His entire shtick is to collect anything worthwhile and his goal is to one day collect everything. He decided to add Kid to his Tome of Eldritch Lore along with anything else he finds interesting.He's programmed to be that way
  • Collector of the Strange:
    • Such "interesting" things include demons, sins, and a massive, inky abomination calling itself a Great Old One.
    • He also collected Excalibur; Freaking "He's So Annoying Everything Wants To Kill Him" Excalibur. You do NOT get stranger than that.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Never shows anything stronger than mild irritation, even when he's sucking people up into his book. Reverses completely for the Wrath model.
  • The Dragon:The Greed Incarnation was built up to be the Big Bad in the Book of Eibon arc, but was actually working for the Table of Contents, who operated behind the scenes.
  • Godhood Seeker: He wants to become "God" by collecting everything in the world into the Book of Eibon.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The Noah from the Wrath chapter flies off the handle at virtually everything.
  • The Heavy: He's the villain driving the plot for the Book of Eibon Arc, though he's in service to the Index.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • He's still alive at the end, and Gopher is escaping with him.
    • Although Greed, the only Noah that actually managed to do anything evil, is dead.
  • Legacy Character: It would seem Noah would at least like to be something like this, as he's used Eibon's name for "brand recognition", as mentioned above.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
  • The Minion Master: When he decides to get serious, he fights by summoning hordes of monsters and artifacts from the Book of Eibon. These include giant worms, flying gremlins, a Cyclops, tentacles with faces, a three-headed dragon with a cemetery on its back and each head wearing the mask of a famous slasher film star, and MICHELANGELO'S DAVID.
  • Never Found the Body: Strongly implied to have disappeared into the Book of Eibon at the end of his battle against Kid. He's later back, with a new personality.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Stein, Sid, Marie, Nygus and Tezca never stood a chance.
  • One-Man Army: As Spartoi found out.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: He has purple eyes and is certainly a powerful mage, and certainly not human, so all bets are off for pigmentation. Of course, such an unusual eye color just makes him that much more special.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The book of Eibon. He thinks by collecting everything in the world that he will become a god. The Tables of Contents is actually responsible for this.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The Wrath model of Noah. Hair-Trigger Temper included.
  • Villain Decay:After coming back as the Noah of Wrath, he spent most of his time yelling at everyone and being mostly comic relief.
  • You Have Failed Me: Defied, no matter how annoying his minions get. He even points out to Gopher that losing to Maka just means that he wasn't strong enough. Even though Gopher made things even worse by screaming his boss' name everywhere, Noah still keeps the guy around, if only as a guinea pig. As Wrath, this completely saves his ass after Noah eats him, and Gopher is the only one fighting for him.


A fanatical servant of Noah. Gopher has a rather aggressive and violent nature, especially if it is concerning insults made towards Noah, whom he is both extremely protective over and obsessed about. Gopher personally believes that he is the only one who can satisfy Noah. Justin also describes Gopher as always being uptight. He later demonstrates a tendency to bite his top lip whenever he becomes enraged.

    Table of Contents (TOC)/The Index 

A small, unassuming creature that acts as a guide inside the Book of Eibon, leading its visitors through the book's chapters until they reach enlightenment or madness.

  • Affably Evil: Its motivations certainly aren't good, but it's still polite, helpful, and true to its word.
  • Arc Villain: It was responsible for creating the Noahs, both the first Greed incarnation who acted as the Big Bad for the Book of Eibon Arc, while The TOC was operating behind the scenes, and the second Wrath.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Even TOC has made the "I've-meet-Excalibur" face, despite not having a face.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A relatively minor and benign one.
  • Evil Mentor: It wants to be one of these for the whole world, corrupting everything with the knowledge and secrets that Eibon locked away.
  • Madness Mantra: A quite epic one:
    Index: I want to give guidance. I want to teach. I want to point. I want to show. I want to guide. I want to inform. I want to teach. I want to instruct. I want to explain. I want to enlighten. I want to initiate. I want to introduce. I want to instruct. I want to educate. Anyway...I want to teach.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Is revealed to be the one behind Noah's actions (and who created him in the first place).
  • Mr. Exposition: Index is the rescue team's guide through the Book of Eibon and explains each chapter and its effects to them.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: It essentially is one.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Depending on the translation, "squideed" or "outdeed" for "indeed", followed by a hasty correction.
    • In the Italian translation he often says "come persona e come pagina" (as person and as page).


Voiced by: Rintarou Nishi (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)

An immortal werewolf placed in jail for taking Mabaa's left eye. Despite being so dangerous and powerful, his personality is quite silly. He can also be serious and cunning when needed, but he usually isn't since he can't die.

  • Affably Evil: One gets the idea that he's more "dangerously silly" than "maliciously evil" because he's a friendly guy when he's not beating you up or releasing monsters.
  • Breath Weapon: His Magic Eye Cannon (despite the name) has him firing a huge laser from his mouth. It's called "Magic Eye" because the energy takes the form of an glowing eye before he fires it.
  • Catchphrase: He's got at least two: the chant "Wolf, wolves, wolf, wolves," and the more informal "GODDAMNSHIIIIT!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Free originally let himself be imprisoned because he wanted to try to dig his way out of a prison with a spoon, like in the movies... Unfortunately, all the meals were served with chopsticks.
  • Complete Immortality: Free regenerates from all and any damage and doesn't age. He explicitly states that the Grand Witch Mabaa locked him up because she couldn't kill him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As a much of an idiot he is, keep in mind the eye he stole belonged to someone who is nearly equal to Death in power and is a Reality Warper. Even for an immortal, it takes a lot of balls.
  • Cutlery Escape Aid: Free tries to invoke this: he allows himself to be captured because he thinks it would be cool to dig his way out with a spoon like in the movies. Unfortunately he forgot he was in a Japanese series, and all of his meals were served with chopsticks. He ends up spending about 200 years in prison as a result.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He didn't consider the idea of chopsticks with his "get into prison so he can break out with a spoon" thing.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: His prison attire doesn't include footwear.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Kid to take on Mosquito during the battle of Baba Yaga Castle. They do pretty well...up until Mosquito goes to his 400-year-old form and stomps them. From there, it's up to Kid powering up to keep Mosquito busy while Free uses his illusion magic to get to the tower leg and blow it up.
  • Epic Flail: Free has weaponized the ball and chain on his leg more than once to deadly effect. He can make it even more deadly by encasing the ball in a larger ball of ice.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: When using the Magic Eye Cannon, an eyeball grows in the back of his throat to use his Breath Weapon.
  • Genius Bruiser: Even though he admits that he isn't great at coming up with ideas, he takes good advantage of his illusion magic to trick his foes.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: If he wasn't immortal, he would have accidentally killed himself dozens of times over.
  • Gratuitous English: The tattoo over his left eye reads "NOFUTURE".
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Suffers this while fighting Mosquito. Being immortal, he just heals up and uses Kid and an illusion to distract him while he goes on ahead with the mission.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Not biologically, but his soul is some kind of combination of human, witch, and monster.
  • Hologram: One of his powers is create illusions that are projected like holograms. During his "fight" with Kid at DWMA, he buys himself and Eruka time by casting one such hologram to distract the Reaper, firing off a Magic Eye Cannon from a distance to sell the illusion and capitalizing on Kid's ranged fighting style to make him think that the shots actually passing through him were being tanked with his immortality. He gave himself up only when he started avoiding Black*Star's physical strikes, as a solid connection would have passed right through him with ease with no resistance and given up the act, and Kid realized an immortal would have had nothing to fear from such blows to try and avoid them.
  • Hunk: Especially compared to the Cast Full of Pretty Boys, Free stands out tremendously.
  • An Ice Person: Free uses Ice based magic, but his personality is a little off from the usual.
  • Institutional Apparel: Continues to wear his prison duds and ball-and-chain long after breaking out of prison.
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: He doesn't bother to dodge or block, because, as he often brags, he's immortal. He still feels pain, but it clearly doesn't bother him too much considering how much he brags. In fact, the only times he's ever bothered blocking is when using himself as a meat shield for Eruka, and the one time he bothered to dodge away from Black Star's sword strikes was all Kid needed to realize it was just an illusion to buy time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is tremendously strong, surprisingly fast and unquestionably tough.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: He was imprisoned and restrained for a long time with the knowledge that not even death could free him, but does this bother him? No. The first time Soul impaled him, he bragged about it.
  • Magic Misfire: Happened two times during his first fight after 200 years, the second time resulting in him becoming a Wolfman Popsicle.
  • Master of Illusion: One of the powers he got from Mabaa's left eye is the ability to cast powerful illusions that can mimic his every movement and even let him see what the illusion sees. However, because they have no substance and mimic his movements, he has to get creative in order to keep his enemies from figuring out the deception.
  • Meaningful Name: Names himself Free after being freed by Medusa.
  • Nice Guy: For all his faults, Free is a genuinely nice person, seen when he spontaneously offers himself to repay Medusa when she gets him out of jail and later when he tries to rescue Eruka, remembering that after all she did saved him before.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He was born an Immortal Werewolf, but got Witch powers by stealing an Eye.
  • No Name Given: Free is known only by his nicknames. So far he has been called (Man of the) Demon Eye, Free & (The Legendary) Werewolf. Free himself forgot his own name after years of imprisonment.
  • No Sense of Direction: In the Baba Yaga arc of the manga. He was supposed to destroy tower 1 and he went toward tower 2 instead. In the end he ended up at tower 8. Towers 2 and 8 were opposite to each other.
  • Not So Great Escape: When Eruka got him out of jail and he was still restrained. He talked pretty darn loud. The guards found out and surrounded them. He then kills them all in about thirty seconds. He was about to bust Eruka out of Jail but he was easily caught
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Voluntary shapeshifting, full control of his mental faculties, just as strong in human form as in wolf form (but no tail or claws/bite) and immortal by nature before he stole Mabaa's eye. It's unknown if this is what everyone from his clan of immortals are like, or it's just him.
  • Perma-Stubble: Free's human form always has a little facial hair.
  • Stealth Pun: His first fight takes place in the capital of England. He's a werewolf of London.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo on his right shoulder that resembles an eye.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Or he would be, if he could die. During his fight on the bridge, he hits himself with his own attacks and accidentally freezes himself with ice magic in midair, plumetting into the water below. Slightly justified in that he's been out of practice for centuries, and he certainly shows cunning and skill in later battles, but his continuous ditziness and ineptitude in other areas suggest he really might not be the sharpeat tool in the shed. Whether his immortality has made him careless to mortal danger or he really is that dim is never made clear.
  • Tunnel King: Free wanted to escape prison using this method but the guards only gave him chopsticks.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Free has stated that his werewolf form is his true form.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: After years of imprisonment, Free has gotten a little bit rusty with his magic skills. At one time, he encased himself in a block of ice! However, when he does get it right, he's a major threat. Besides, he can afford to be unskilled because he is immortal.
  • Wolf Man: His true form is a bi-pedal wolf. Because of this even his human form is wolf like.
  • Worf Had the Flu: His first fight on the bridge ended as a loss not because his opponents were powerful or clever (in fact all four of them were dealing with major issues) but because Free KO'd himself...twice. He was rusty, to say the least, after his long imprisonment.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He wanted to try the classic prison escape via digging out with a spoon he saw in the movies but forgot he was in an anime.


Voiced by: Keiji Himeno (JP), Sonny Strait (EN)

Ragnarok is Crona's Demon Sword partner. He shares a body with his meister and loves to bully and torment them at every opportunity.

  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In the anime when Crona jumps in front of Medusa's vector attack to save Maka, Ragnarok comes out of the resulting pool of blood saying that they're both going to die and it's all Maka's fault, "but at least stupid Crona isn't alone in the end."
  • Black Swords Are Better: Ragnarok's sword form is a solid black blade.
  • Bloody Murder: He's Crona's Equippable Ally made out of Black Blood, after all.
  • Body Horror: He was melted down in weapon form and fused into Crona's blood permanently binding them together.
  • Brown Note: His screams can cause this, incapacitating his opponents or at the very least, making it harder for them to defend and attack.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: Bully to Crona's wimp.
  • Cartoon Creature: No clue what race of species Ragnarok is. He's only vaguely humanoid in a way more suited towards a Monster. Except he can't be a Monster because, well, only Humans have the Weapon Gene. He could be articial, but no evidence is given towards that.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Manga only. After Crona is absorbed by Asura, Ragnarok seems to just disappear and isn't even mentioned again. In the Anime however, he remains with Crona to the series' conclusion.
  • Equippable Ally: Not only is he able to turn into a sword, he really is Crona's blood.
  • Expy: Heavily resembles Ansem's Guardian from Kingdom Hearts, at least initially.
  • The Imp: When depowered his bullying turns into this nature.
  • Jerkass: Has been a pretty consistent one throughout all his different forms.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has his moments; in particular, he tends to at least try and motivate Crona when they're battling people.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: After the Aracnophobia Arc, Ragnarok forms three swords, two of which resemble thin katana (with one being barbed), while the remaining sword resembles a cleaver.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Many of his attacks involve screaming.
  • Mysterious Past: We're never given any clue as to what his life was like prior to being melted in Black Blood.
  • No Mouth: His humanoid form seems to lack a mouth, at least while talking. He does have a mouth in this form, although it just seems to be for eating and scaring people.
  • Power Gives You Wings: After absorbing the souls on the Nidhogg, he can turn into the "Black Dragon".
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He fares pretty well against Giriko and knocks over a golem while in Sleep-Mode Size! Maka even wonders how she was able to defeat him.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Losing all of the souls he consumed made him shrink from highly muscular to even skinnier and shrimpier than Crona.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He's stays around for a while, but after Crona killed Medusa he basically didn't say a word. After Crona is absorbed by Asura he disappears completely for the entire rest of the manga.
  • Talking Weapon: With giant, fleshy lips, no less.
  • Token Evil Teammate: After Crona's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Vibroweapon: He vibrates by screaming.

    The Clown 

Insanity incarnate, it was born as a result of the madness Asura released into the world. Maka and Soul first encountered it in a twisted factory where it tried to drive them both insane, but they defeated it with Maka's anti-demon wavelength. It escaped, and has since allied itself with Noah's team and with Justin Law in particular. Until they find the Kishin on the Moon and they abandon Noah for Asura's clown armies.

  • Adaptational Heroism: The Clown and its Palette Swapped double appear in the anime, but instead of having anything to do with Asura they're mechanical guardians of the key to Brew. They stilled killed quite a few innocent people, though.
  • Combat Tentacles: White Rabbit's main weapons.
  • The Corruption:
    • It and the Black Clown spread insanity just by existing.
    • In turn, the Clowns rise from the corruption of Asura's insanity. Asura's dwelling is packed with them.
  • Energy Weapon: Moonlight's main form of attack.
  • Fusion Dance: The Clown can merge with other beings to empower them. Justin fuses with a clown to become more powerful himself, while Medusa fuses her artificial Clown with her snakes.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Kaguya, the one accusing Kid to be a peeping pervert, not only is nearly naked but has circled breasts to boot.
  • Mind Rape: Pulls a particularly nasty one on Maka.
  • Monster Clown: On top of being scary as hell, its body is so twisted that it's barely recognizable as a clown at all. Presumably, one look at it would make Death the Kid's head explode.
  • Mooks: Asura has his own army of Clowns.
    • Elite Mooks: Moonlight, White Rabbit and Kaguya are basically this, since they are more powerful than the other Clowns and have their own powers. Others appeared later.
    • Giant Mook: the giant spider-like clown on the Moon.
    • Superpowered Mooks: Moonlight, White Rabbit and Kaguya again.
  • Not Quite Dead: After being cut in half by Maka's Demon Hunter, it revived, freaked them out one last time, and disappeared. The attack apparently caused some lasting damage, because now its head is even more deformed than usual.
  • Playing with Fire: Kaguya can also use fire attacks.
  • Shout-Out: Kaguya and her attacks are modelled after her mythological self.
  • Troll: Kaguya costantly treats Kid and the other attackers as a bunch of sick perverts wanting to molest her and mocks them about it. Non-stop.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: The First Clown tries to kill Maka with a lariat.

    Rachel Boyd 

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

A little girl who lives in Death City with her parents.

  • Adult Fear: Your cute five-year-old (insert: daughter, sister, cousin, ward, neighbor, etc.) goes pets a stray dog while walk down the street. After that she starts talking to herself while watching TV for way too long and acting like a zombie. Later that night you have a glimpse of a super creepy viper, and your little girl cries and claims to have seen it too. The morning after, she keeps acting creepy and kills a spider with her own hands... and starts talking like an adult and acting cold to you, addressing you as if you were a stranger. And then, she vanishes right in front of your porch, and you can't do anything abut it. Yikes.
  • Back for the Finale: Has a cameo in the manga's last chapter looking with her parents at the newly reshaped moon.
  • Bowdlerise: Her possession scene was censored a bit in the anime due to the fact Medusa does so through Orifice Invasion. We see it clearly in the manga and the poor girl succumbing to Medusa's control. While, in the anime, the screen cuts off the top of Rachel's head and we just see Medusa's tail wiggling up to her to give the indication of what happened.
  • Creepy Child: Not her fault. Dammit, Medusa.
  • Evil Costume Switch: She wears a black dress similar to Medusa's own when possessed.
  • Human Shield: Medusa not only possesses her, but uses her as a hostage: yeah, she did promise to leave Rachel's body, but it doesn't mean she can't use Rachel's age and pawn condition to her advantage. In the anime, Medusa really turns this up in the final battle as she knows Maka can't afford harm the girl's body. Least until Maka manages to separate Medusa's soul from her body.
  • Fille Fatale: Sorta, since Medusa keeps acting as The Vamp while in the poor little girl's body, doing so specially to drive Stein and others mad. Aaaaaaauuuugh.
  • Grand Theft Me: On the receiving end.

A weapon who takes the form of a giant harpoon gun. He is traditionally wielded by a different person for his village's annual sky whale hunt.

  • Handicapped Badass: He's got a peg leg. Not that it stops him any.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after Captain Ahab of Moby-Dick. But unlike his namesake, who hunts one particular whale out of revenge, this guy hunts one type of whale for the genuine threat it poses against his village, and the world for that matter.
  • Student and Master Team: He's far older and more experienced than his meisters, and guides them during their hunts.

    Little Ogre
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Barry Yandell (EN)

An ogre in a suit that resides in Soul after he's infected by the black blood. Constantly tries to tempt him into tapping into the power.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the anime he tries to take over Soul's body the more he used the Black Blood's power. This was due to the fact the manga hadn't ended yet and the showrunners wanted to do something with him. The manga does lampshade and poke fun at this though.
  • The Corrupter: As he's a representation of the black blood inside Soul. Subverted in the manga, while the Black Blood gave him form, it's revealed he's really Soul's potential that's he's been suppressing due to his doubt.
  • Deal with the Devil: Gives off this vibe. He even looks like a red devil.
  • Eaten Alive: In the anime, he attempts this on Soul when he taps into too much of the black blood's power. Soul returns the favor after regaining control of his body.


Members of the Monotone Princess-only organization that help their princess, Ponera, get her revenge against the DWMA.


A hunchback evil human that appears exclusively in the video game Monotone Princess. He guards a cocoon with a soul inside of it and is the second boss. He fights with a huge bell.

  • Badass Normal: Moreso than a lot of other Evil Humans, he's not fast, but he is very skilled with that bell, attacking and defending in equal measure. In fact he's one of the few Evil Humans Maka has faced that has actually managed to hurt her.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He weilds a large copper bell to smash people with and can summon more to fall on top of people.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: one that always covers one side of his mouth.
  • Mighty Glacier: he moves rather slowly, but can perform such feats as deflecting Black Star's weapon with his bare hand, and smash through architecture.


A werewolf from Germany who steals one of the cocoons with an evil human's soul inside it during the events of Monotone Princess. He attacks those who enter his castle with metal claws.

  • Jagged Mouth: A square shaped one, as opposed to the usual serrated version. it adds on to his skeletal appearance.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He's a bony, nearly hairless werewolf who eats souls and cannot turn back into a human.
  • Made of Iron: He doesn't have immortality like Free does because he ate an innocent soul, but he still takes a lot of concentrated effort to finally bring down.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: His metal claws.
  • Blow You Away: Alone's main fighting style is called "Wind Wolf Fist" and allows him to attack his opponents with air.


An evil human Garnier who appears in Monotone Princess. Uses belts and a sword.

  • Badass Normal: Similar to Killbell, and unlike other evil humans, Nals seems to have much more skill with his weapon as opposed to blunt force. He takes on Death the Kid in an almost even fight using fencing and speed to deflect his bullets and force him back a bit.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: It is rather spiffy, belts aside.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A sword is common, using belts against opponents is not.
  • Too Many Belts: He has a lot wrapping around his face and right arm, and muffle his speaking.


An evil human who was released when the soul cocoon retrieved from Alone hatched while Stein was studying it. It fights Black Star in the library, where it attacks by spinning and stabbing.

  • Ambiguously Human: The only reason he's considered an evil human at all is because an evil human's soul was used to make him.
  • Implacable Man: Nearly got the better of Black Star because of its armor, strength, and reflexes. It took one of Star's most powerful attacks to actually take it down.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's a huge ant creature.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Can tuck himself up and spin like a top in order to crush people.
  • Strong Ants: A big one, at that.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Notable in that it was impossible to take down beforehand, and it was fully protected when it happened.
  • Was Once a Man: Nals's soul was put into a cocoon, where it turned into Gigant.


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